If not most, then everyone has lost interest in books at one time or another. One may read a book and find that the book that they’re reading no longer interests them. You could have a book on your TBR list and one day say “Huh. This seems boring.” You may not have that exact phrasing per se, but I imagine that you’ve said something along those lines.
I’ve found that losing interest in certain books (or *gasp*, all books?!) is a healthy thing. Some people lose interest in the games they were playing, people they were dating (or had a major crush on), and that’s 100% okay. I even say that’s healthy to realize those thoughts. It’s great to have a little refresher every once in a while.
For me personally, I’ve lost interest in tons of books before. Tons. I’ll see a book and be interested in either the cover or the books description, and go “Ooh, ahhh….” over it. And then if I end up buying it, I more than likely end up with a case of buyers regret. Once I bring the book home, there’s always chance that I’ll regret buying the book. I’ll want to go back to the store and return the book, but in the end won’t, because of laziness.
Does that mean that I won’t read the book? Truth is, I don’t know. I could shelf the book and forget about it for years, only to come back to the book and realize that “Hey! I’m interested in this again!” And then mostly I’ll put it back on the shelves again. Sometimes, I’ll sit down and end up reading the book.
What I’m trying to say is, sometimes you lose interest in books and that’s okay.
Look at me for instance; I’m currently in a Young Adult Contemporary rut. — That’s nothing new. I just don’t normally read YA Contemporary novels. I myself am more of a Fantasy loving girl. I could read a whole heap ton of Fantasy; adult or not, and not ever get bored with the genre.
Right now though, I’m trying to read a YA Contemporary, and it’s just not working for me. I can tell the story will be good. Aside from that, I really have no interest in reading this book whatsoever at the moment.
So I’m going to go on my merry way, and read what I want to read, and not what I feel I should read. If I want to read a story about a girl who rides on mythical beings, then yay! That’s awesome! If I one day have the craving for a story about a girl who falls in love with her crush’s cousin, then yay!
If I don’t want to read at all, then yay! We all have our vices. Whether they’re better or worse for us. — I hope you enjoyed reading my post on losing interest in books. I started writing it when I was in a reading slump and have finished it when I’ve managed to read 2 Fantasy books a day. My reading fluctuates all the time!
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